Tim Parker is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.
on August 18, 2014
With late flights, crowded airports, and lack of legroom, flying isn’t always a pleasant experience. But if you know the tricks of the pros, life at 30,000 feet can be much less stressful. We asked businesspeople who spend much of their workweek flying to sh…Read » Views: 1,323
on August 6, 2014
Looking loan for your small business? The U.S. Small Business Administration has programs for qualifying small-business owners that might make securing a loan a lot easier.
The most common of these SBA loan programs is the 7(a). Here’s what you need to …Read » Views: 4,078
on August 6, 2014
Giving to charity is easy — and can be a great marketing tool. But claiming donations on your taxes is more complicated. If you want to claim a business tax deduction for your charitable giving, you’ll need to do some planning before writing the check.
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on June 12, 2014
If you’re not paying for Facebook advertising, all that work you put into building a Facebook fan base on your company page is most likely not reaping the returns it once did.
In 2012, Facebook said in a blog post that about 16 percent of a business’s f…Read » Views: 2,641
on May 12, 2014
While your business is in startup mode, your management “team” may consist of only one person: you. But as the company gains momentum, you’ll likely reach a point where you’ll have to relinquish control and trust someone else to oversee day-to-day oper…Read » Views: 2,259
on April 28, 2014
The Heartbleed Internet security bug has a scary name, but how does it affect you as a small business owner?
Here’s what you should know about Heartbleed — and what you can do to protect yourself and your business.
1. What is Heartbleed?
Engineers…Read » Views: 1,426
on March 20, 2014
If you haven’t received a notification already, you will: Facebook announced in a recent blog post that big changes are afoot for the layout of business pages. The move has implications for small-business owners who use Facebook as part of their social media…Read » Views: 1,823
on January 27, 2014
The recent Target data breach gave U.S. businesses of all sizes reason to think seriously about how well they’re protecting customer information. Any mishandling or theft of client records could damage a company’s reputation — or put it out of business a…Read » Views: 2,762